Former Taranaki police sergeant sentenced to home detention for indecent assault

Former police officer Kimberlee Vollmer was sentenced on Monday.
Former police officer Kimberlee Vollmer was sentenced on Monday. Photo credit: Newshub.

A former Taranaki police sergeant has been sentenced to eight months' home detention for indecently assaulting four victims.

In February, Kimberlee Vollmer pleaded guilty to three counts of indecently assaulting three women, Stuff reports.

Vollmer was sentenced on Monday, having also faced four charges of using a police computer unlawfully, Central District acting area commander Insp Chris de Wattignar said.

Insp de Wattignar said police began an investigation into the matters Vollmer was charged with in May 2017.

He said Vollmer was stood down from duties, and resigned in October 2017.

"New Zealand Police expects high standards of behaviour from our staff that are reflective of our values," Insp de Wattignar said.

"Police commend the bravery of the victims who knew Vollmer's behaviour was wrong and came forward to make a complaint.

"We do not hesitate to investigate and hold our people to account where appropriate."

A police spokeswoman confirmed Vollmer was sentenced to eight months' home detention, and was ordered to pay $500 in reparation to each of his victims, whose details were suppressed.